Fruit packaging solutions will be the main focus when Sirane heads to the UK’s biggest fruit trade show held in the garden of England – Kent – later this month.
Sirane offers a number of shelf-life extension solutions for the fruit trade – including the highly innovative new absorbent ‘bubble’ pad Dri-Fresh Resolve Soft-hold.
Dri-fresh Resolve Soft-hold fruit cushioning pads – launched earlier this year - are ‘absorbent bubble pads’ combining the cushioning and protective properties of bubble films with effective absorbency, high permeability and excellent presentation.
“Fully compostable and available in various colours and sizes, Dri-fresh Resolve ‘Soft-hold’ is the perfect product for soft fruit protection,” said Jeremy Haydn-Davies, sales director. “Like all Dri-fresh Resolve pads, Safe-hold is available with integrated ethylene absorbing and anti-fungal properties for extending shelf-life in all applications.
“Soft-hold has been developed with distributors and retailers in mind, with an eye on the needs of the companies involved. Our customers have been telling us they want pads that offer more protection for the fruit, that extend shelf-life, and that are compostable.
“Soft-hold ticks all the boxes, and the feedback so far has been incredibly positive. It combines everything into one great product, with the cushioned layer offering that final level of protection that no other product on the market has managed.”
Dri-Fresh Soft-hold complements an already impressive list of products perfect for transporting or selling fresh produce, including Dri-Fresh Resolve, Dri-Fresh Fresh-Hold pads and our incredible shelf-life extending film and bags, Sira-Flex Resolve.
The whole Sirane fruit packaging range will be on show at the Fruit Focus event.
“The concept of our fresh produce range is simple,” added Jeremy, “We want customers’ fruit or vegetables to arrive with their ultimate customer in the best possible condition. For this they need the ultimate protection – and our range of products offers that.”
Also on show will be Sira-Flex Resolve - a film with incredible shelf-life extending properties which has caused a bit of a stir worldwide. The film, also available in a bag format, has been shown to add five days or more additional shelf-life to some fresh produce.
Sira-Flex Resolve is made from a natural bio-polymer – so is fully bio-degradable. The film’s astonishing qualities mean it self-regulates the conditions inside the pack. The perfect atmosphere is maintained inside even if the storage temperature is variable.
The film could lead to far less produce being thrown away by customers and retailers. MD Simon Balderson said: “Shelf-life extension is the holy grail for a large fruit and vegetable industry. A huge amount of produce is wasted because it goes off before it is eaten.
“Using this film could reduce the amount of food waste and significantly reduce costs. We can also make it more likely that the consumer will get a quality product in good condition.”
Mr Balderson said the new technology has broken new ground – food will not dry out, there will be no ‘fogging’ within the pack, and no mould or bacteria growth.
Sirane also produces a range of cooking bags, which are perfect for cooking vegetables or fruit-based desserts in either a conventional oven or a microwave.
These bags include Sira-CookTM Self-SealTM, Smart-Release and the Si-bagTM.
Fruit Focus is held in East Malling, Kent, on July 24th. Email email@example.com or call +44 1952 230055 for an appointment. Sirane can be found at Stand 70.
For more information on Sirane on any of the products mentioned, visit www.sirane.com